ISO/TC 207 Member workshop: Environmental Performance Bangkok June, 25 th, 2012 „Environmental comparision of the transport of waste to the incinerator plant in the city of Thun (Switzerland) (Transport by train and by lorries), based on ISO 14031 and ISO 14040“ or The central role of ISO 14031(Environmental Performance Evaluation) in the context of the ISO 14000 standards PD Dr. Peter Gresch, SNV, ISO/TC 207, SC 4 Switzerland
Content Part 1: Fundamentals of ISO 14031 Part 2: The example of the comparision of the transport of waste by railway or by lorries Part 3: Conclusions
ISO 14031; Introduction, item 4: Data and information generated by EPE can be used by an organization to implement other management tools and techniques in a coherent, transparent and cost effective way, for example standards in the ISO 14000 series such as: Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001), Environmental Declarations (ISO 14025), Environmental Labelling (ISO 14024) and Life Cyle Assessment (ISO 14040, 14044). .... ISO 14031 may also be used independently.
ISO 14031; 4.1.2 Indicators for EPE Two categories of indicators for EPE: Environmental condiction indicators (ECIs): > provide information about the condition of the environment which could be impacted by the organzation. Environmental performance indicators (EPIs): a) Management performance indicators (MPIs): > provide information about management efforts to influence the environmental performance of the organziation‘s operations. b) Operational performance indicators (OPIs): > provide information about the environmental performance of the organizations operations.
ISO 14031; 4.1.2; Fig 1: Interrelationships among an organization‘s management, operations and the condition of the environment
Environmental Management Waste treament AVAG Ltd, Thun (Switzerland) Comparative LCA Waste transport
Case study: Comparison of the data sets: actual situation and OPTION ‚lorry‘